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parlance said
Okay, I'll be the one vote in favor of the "violent shade of chestnut" (great description, lol). It's kind of adorable, and the style reminds me of '67-'68 Paul. It was a little distressing to see him already going salt-and-pepper in the 80s, I think it'd be too much of a shock to see him suddenly step out in full-on gray.

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This anti-Paul/anti-Elton/pro-Miley screed by Bob Lefsetz at The Daily Variety just popped up in my email as a "headline." A couple of quotes:

McCartney just answered a bunch of questions on Twitter trying to promote his next album, “New.” You know you’re done when you employ a paradigm every hipster used two years ago. What next, an AOL real-time chat?

Don’t swoop down and try to get our attention when you’ve got something to sell, be in our face every day if you want to play the viral marketing game. Miley Cyrus posted video of herself twerking on YouTube long before the VMAs. It got the fan base energized; she showed she was an artist, not an entertainer.

[*snip*]

It’s creepy, all these oldsters with their faces lifted and hair dyed, trying to appear young while the audience either ignores them or makes fun of them. Baseball players don’t come out of retirement to hit home runs and pitch no-hitters. Why should it be any different in music?

If only McCartney put out a track every month. And supported it with an online presence. Maybe, one of them would hit.

Or if he’s truly that desperate, why not work with Dr. Luke. Or provide backups on a Cyrus record or drop into hits like the rapper du jour.

 

Someone's bitter. Meanwhile "New" is poised to debut at No. 2, which would be Paul's best debut since "Flowers In The Dirt."

 

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Okay, I'll be the one vote in favor of the "violent shade of chestnut" (great description, lol). It's kind of adorable, and the style reminds me of '67-'68 Paul. It was a little distressing to see him already going salt-and-pepper in the 80s, I think it'd be too much of a shock to see him suddenly step out in full-on gray. parlance

You're not alone, parlance. I like the color and style. Makes him look like the true rock star that he is. Color our world with your music, your style, your  very presence Sir Paul.

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Here's what I have to say about Paul McCartney's chestnut-brown hair: "Live And Let Dye."

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parlance said
This anti-Paul/anti-Elton/pro-Miley screed by Bob Lefsetz at The Daily Variety just popped up in my email as a "headline." A couple of quotes:

McCartney just answered a bunch of questions on Twitter trying to promote his next album, “New.” You know you’re done when you employ a paradigm every hipster used two years ago. What next, an AOL real-time chat?

Don’t swoop down and try to get our attention when you’ve got something to sell, be in our face every day if you want to play the viral marketing game. Miley Cyrus posted video of herself twerking on YouTube long before the VMAs. It got the fan base energized; she showed she was an artist, not an entertainer.

How on earth does posting a revolting gyrate on youtube before doing it life make you artist and not an entertainer?  

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It’s creepy, all these oldsters with their faces lifted and hair dyed, trying to appear young while the audience either ignores them or makes fun of them. Baseball players don’t come out of retirement to hit home runs and pitch no-hitters. Why should it be any different in music?

If only McCartney put out a track every month. And supported it with an online presence. Maybe, one of them would hit.

Or if he’s truly that desperate, why not work with Dr. Luke. Or provide backups on a Cyrus record or drop into hits like the rapper du jour.

And its not creepy having a 20 year old dressed up to look like she's naked basically pretend humping any prop or person near her? Miley is trying to get as much attention as possible to flog her music, when she has nothing to flog she will take a break (or disappear). It's what folks do in the music business.

Bob, youre talking complete and utter bullshit. Oh and Paul never retired, he's been touring and making an album, and if he ever provides back-up vocals on a Miley song then i will know he has lost his mind and hope i do too so i never have to endure it.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Of course, the next move she will make to prove she is an artist and not a fame-whore, will probably be a leaked sex tape. After all, if it's good enough for those giants like Britney, Lindsay Lohan, etc...

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The best part about that "article"...

"And it’s very tough. Because their audience is ancient and hard to motivate. But if you do it the same damn way, why expect a different result?"

Clearly Bob wasn't at Bonnaroo when 3/4 (roughly, could be off but not by much) of that "ancient, hard to motivate" audience was under 30. And he's never been on here, with the "ancient, hard to motivate" fanatics. And didn't Paul perform at a school just a few days ago in front of "ancient, hard to motivate" students? Bugs Bunny said it best years ago: what a maroon.

MMM, saying Bob's talking complete and utter bullshit is an insult to those who actually do talk complete and utter bullshit.

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wetsroosa said
The best part about that "article"...

"And it’s very tough. Because their audience is ancient and hard to motivate. But if you do it the same damn way, why expect a different result?"

Clearly Bob wasn't at Bonnaroo when 3/4 (roughly, could be off but not by much) of that "ancient, hard to motivate" audience was under 30. And he's never been on here, with the "ancient, hard to motivate" fanatics. And didn't Paul perform at a school just a few days ago in front of "ancient, hard to motivate" students? Bugs Bunny said it best years ago: what a maroon.

MMM, saying Bob's talking complete and utter bullshit is an insult to those who actually do talk complete and utter bullshit.

Is this Bob dude jealous? That's gotta be what is eating him.

And that last sentence is a killer, wetsroosa. Love it.

 

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I can see how some people might want Paul to make a preemptive move against the possibility of embarrassing himself, and claim the dignity of bowing out while he's still on top. But Paul's never been about that sort of dignity. He's not going to go gentle into that good night. He'll work till he drops. Like his mother before him, he seems unable to stop.

Re: the hair question, I'm not a fan of his cut or color, myself. But I've made my peace with it. Paul's had bad haircuts for the majority of his post-Beatles life, so, whatever. ahdn_paul_01

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Here's what I have to say about Paul McCartney's chestnut-brown hair: "Live And Let Dye."

Ha ha - gave me a good laff that did :)

 

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Amusing that the last few lines in Bob's article (as posted by Parlance above) is 

 

Play the YouTube awards. Sit in with your brethren. Don’t appear desperate, but HUNGRY!

Isn’t that the main appeal of Miley Cyrus, how much she WANTS IT?

 

Considering how she is going about getting publicity that's very much the message she is giving out.

 

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Why will he have to? Lots of the blues artists and early rock 'n' rollers were performing days before their deaths. Unless ill-health prevents him, as it did someone like Johnny Cash, then I see no reason why he'd stop performing - even if not in the way he does now.

Well, I was thinking that either he'll stop or he'll be stopped - didn't want to really point out the obvious, though. I can't see him doing world tours at ninety-odd though, maybe more smaller venues.

 

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Paul Live and Intimate from his favourite armchair in his frontroom with his slippers on.heart

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Paul Live and Intimate from his favourite armchair in his frontroom with his slippers on.heart

I'd sit at his feet in an instant. Is he giving out wristbands via Twitter to ensure a sofa cushion or a bean bag for one of these performances?

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Paul Live and Intimate from his favourite armchair in his frontroom with his slippers on.heart

I'd sit at his feet in an instant. Is he giving out wristbands via Twitter to ensure a sofa cushion or a bean bag for one of these performances?

You get a special limited edition sachet of Hot Chocolate.

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Paul Live and Intimate from his favourite armchair in his frontroom with his slippers on.heart

I'd sit at his feet in an instant. Is he giving out wristbands via Twitter to ensure a sofa cushion or a bean bag for one of these performances?

You get a special limited edition sachet of Hot Chocolate.

AHHHHHH, would I drink it or keep it as a keepsake? Decisions, decisions.

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Paul Live and Intimate from his favourite armchair in his frontroom with his slippers on.heart

I'd sit at his feet in an instant. Is he giving out wristbands via Twitter to ensure a sofa cushion or a bean bag for one of these performances?

You get a special limited edition sachet of Hot Chocolate.

AHHHHHH, would I drink it or keep it as a keepsake? Decisions, decisions.

Sitting around Paul in his house as he sings, hot chocolate would be perfect, so drink it. The memory would be far superior to the unopened packet.

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Paul Live and Intimate from his favourite armchair in his frontroom with his slippers on.heart

I'd sit at his feet in an instant. Is he giving out wristbands via Twitter to ensure a sofa cushion or a bean bag for one of these performances?

You get a special limited edition sachet of Hot Chocolate.

AHHHHHH, would I drink it or keep it as a keepsake? Decisions, decisions.

Sitting around Paul in his house as he sings, hot chocolate would be perfect, so drink it. The memory would be far superior to the unopened packet.

I wonder if he would serve us some while we were there and then send the sachet home with us? If not, you're right. The memory would be well worth drinking up. Sipping while being serenaded by Sir Paul. I'm so there.

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And a few healthy vegetarian snacks laid on. 

 

 

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On the subject of Paul dying his hair... someone pointed out his brother Mike's FB, which gives us a glimpse of what Paul would look like if he stopped dying and... I'm okay with him continuing to dye his hair.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Yes, au naturel white might be a bit too shocking. (For his little girl, too, never mind us! Kids can be funny about that; I remember bursting into tears once when my mom picked me up from daycare with a new haircut. And one of my friends did the same when her dad shaved his mustache...)

But surely a lovely steel grey would be possible, something like his salt-n-pepper days? It could still look dark enough from a distance to simulate Beatle Paul for his concert audiences...

Did I say I'd made my peace with his hair choices? Maybe not quite yet... a-hard-days-night-george-10

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